UK author, Paul Wagland, takes readers through the process of creating a range of hard-landscaped areas for their garden. Spending time in your garden is one of life's great pleasures and whether you are looking to create a vibrant entertainment space or tranquil secluded spot, or simply provide easy access to important areas, a path, patio or decked area can help you make the most of it. It can also add value to your property and is much easier to do than it may at first appear, as Paul Wagland shows. This book takes you through the entire process of creating a range of hard-landscaped areas for your garden, offering detailed advice on how to design a space to suit your needs, clear instructions on building processes and inspirational ideas on planting and furnishing the finished product. All aspects of the work are clearly illustrated by colour photographs, with step-by-step instructions on all the key building techniques. This title also includes guidance on building other garden features such as ponds and walls.
Paul Wagland is an RHS-qualified gardener and an experienced writer and designer. He specialises in the practical side of horticulture, from landscaping and outdoor DIY to growing fruit and vegetables. He is the former editor of two popular gardening magazines (Pond & Gardening and Grow Your Own) and divides most of his free time between his own garden and three allotments in suburban Essex, in the east of England. He lives in Colchester.